Dalby sale 19 April 2023: Far western cattle add to larger yarding

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 20/04/2023

Yarding 4820 Change +3404

Dalby agents penned 4820 head, a lift of 3404 with 1080 from far western QLD 190 from NSW and the balance from the local supply area.

The regular processors and feeder operators plus restockers were active across the suitable lines however the lesser quality cattle received limited competition.

Yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 11ckg with yearling heifers to feed firm a large run of good western heavy cows sold to prices that mirrored last weeks rates.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers made 496c/kg. Yearling steers in the 200-280kg range made 502c to average 424c/kg. Yearling steers over 280kg to restockers made 394c/kg.

Yearling steers over 330kg to feed lifted in price and made to 438c to average 376c/kg. Heavy yearling steers to feed followed the trend and sold to 380c and averaged 358c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to background made 378c to average 341c/kg.

Yearling heifers over 330kg to feed made 344c/kg. Yearling heifers over 400kg to feed averaged 321c and sold to 340c/kg.

Grown steers to processors averaged 308c and sold to 320c with those to feed sold to 364c/kg.

Grown heifers to feed made 330c to average 305c/kg. Medium weight cows to processors made 255c to average 229c/kg. A line of PTIC cows to restockers made 274c/kg.

Good heavy score 4 cows to processors made 278c to average 271c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to 302c and averaged 269c/kg.

Market Reporter: Errol Luck

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Grant Daniel Long report

Numbers lifted at Dalby this week due to a full working work. The usual processors and feeder buyers were in attendance and operating. Bull, cows, and yearling steers were 5-10 cents dearer on average.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 290c/kg, 330c/kg, 305c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –272c/kg, 310c/kg, 291c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –208c/kg, 255c/kg, 229c/kg
Cows over 500kg –252c/kg, 278c/kg, 271c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –287c/kg, 320c/kg, 308c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –272c/kg, 310c/kg, 291c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –420c/kg, 496c/kg, 448c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –300c/kg, 502c/kg, 425c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 362c/kg, 394c/kg, 391c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –339c/kg, 438c/kg, 377c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 320c/kg, 370c/kg, 358c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –312c/kg, 334c/kg, 332c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –228c/kg, 378c/kg, 341c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –270c/kg, 338c/kg, 315c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –285c/kg, 344c/kg, 317c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –284c/kg, 340c/kg, 321c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –280c/kg, 414c/kg, 371c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 226c/kg, 302c/kg, 269c/kg


Simmental Bulls sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 302.2c/kg, 930.0kg, $2810.

Simmental Cows sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 272.2c/kg, 740.5kg, $2016.

Angus Heifers sold by SC & EM Smith of Chinchilla to processors 334.2c/kg, 421.7kg, $1409.

Simmental X Steers sold by WJ Kummerow of Pittsworth to processors 320.0c/kg, 582.2kg, $1863.

Angus X Steers sold by AR, C & NJ Hamilton of Taroom to feedlotters 376.2c/kg, 365.6kg, $1375.

Simmental X Ylg Steers sold by BJ & DM Cooke of Jondaryan to restockers 502.2c/kg, 303.1kg, $1522.

Simmental X Ylg Heifers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to restockers 366.2c/kg, 262.5kg, $961

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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